Red Light Cameras

The use of cameras to automatically record drivers who jump red lights is an increasingly contentious issue around the country. Proponents say the cameras increase safety and deter red light running by enforcing the law even when police are not present. Opponents raise privacy concerns and argue that the cameras may cause more accidents as drivers stop suddenly and are rear-ended. In 2011, the legislature considered a bill, SB 706, which would have authorized municipalities with more than 60,000 people to install and operate red light cameras. -- From Office of Legislative Research Major Issues Report
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